Deborah Glenn is an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant who specializes in individual, team and organizational performance. With 20 years of experience advising global, Fortune 500 organizations and leaders, Deborah has extensive experience in guiding executives on how to align their organizations with their ever-evolving strategic priorities. She is incredibly versatile, delivering a broad range of services:
She easily spans the entire leadership spectrum, building relationships and credibility quickly. She is able to assess an organization’s most critical needs and will meet the business with simple, practical solutions. Deborah works collaboratively with clients and colleagues to strategize and execute global and enterprise-wide initiatives.
Deborah holds her undergraduate degrees in English and Mathematics from UCLA and her MBA and Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University. She lives with her husband and two children in Portola Valley, CA and enjoys skiing, dancing and taste-testing her husband’s BBQ feats.
"For me the results Deborah delivered were impressive. However, even more important to me is what it’s like to have Deborah as a colleague. Deborah is an exceptional partner – she is authentic and collaborative, creative, warm, open and a delight to work with."
~ Joann Russell - VP, Org Effectiveness & HR Planning, Nike Inc.
Paula Radloff - VP, Retail HR, Nike Inc.
“Deborah provided invaluable thought leadership to the Retail leadership team to elevate new capabilities. Additionally she was critical in driving an enterprise-wide Digital offense across three businesses – digital commerce, digital marketing and digital product. Much of the work was groundbreaking, involved multiple layers of leadership and required her to filter through several dimensions to deliver decision-ready outcomes and activation plans. Deborah has an ease in operating both strategically and tactically to address the right requirements at the right altitude to progress solutions. She brought good diagnostic questions to the table, challenged appropriately and ultimately influenced others along the way. Not only does she deliver results, she also provides deliberate coaching on the "how" which oftentimes becomes the most critical aspect of a strategic plan."
Joann Russell - VP, Org Effectiveness & HR Planning, Nike Inc.
“Deborah delivered measurable results (e.g. global standards for org structure and headcount across 12 global functions, benchmark metrics, a focus on data-based decision-making and instilling discipline to ensure Nike’s financial model). Throughout this work Deborah provided consistent quality consulting, strategic and business acumen and the demonstrated ability to ensure tactical execution. Deborah kept it strategic and was willing to get her hands in it!"
Sharon Singerman - Director, Executive Development, GAP Inc.
“One of the significant projects Deborah led here was to help senior leaders in re-conceptualizing and redesigning the product pipeline to be more effective. This work took significant organizational skills, executive presence, listening skills and ultimately influencing skills. As a result, Deborah became known for her strength as a change and OE consultant within the company."
Rosie Rock Rogers - Sr. Director of HR, Nike Inc.
“Deborah and I collaborated on how to evolve the North America HR organization and the story we needed to tell to get the rest of the leadership team to see it. Not only were we successful in our pitch, but the work along the way was fun and productive! Deborah has great storytelling capabilities, is very skilled at formulating solutions to complex issues and all in all, is a fantastic partner."